embargo

Part of speech: noun

A prohibition of ships from leaving port; an impediment; a check.

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Usage examples "embargo":

  1. The causes of Willie's sudden return, his probable stay, his future plans in life, and his reasons for having postponed his visit until he had been in the country more than a week- all these were inquiries which curiosity would have suggested; but to Gertrude they all lay under embargo. - "The Lamplighter", Maria S. Cummins.
  2. His flag was upon every tree and roof, his seal upon every door and window, and his embargo upon every path and highway. - "A Year in the Fields", John Burroughs.
  3. Y, sin embargo, no siento El haberte conocido. - "Spanish Life in Town and Country", L. Higgin and Eugène E. Street.